Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Over a dozen Originals are known for this date, a few of them circulated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 3750 - - - 4300 4500 4850 8950 12100 26000 95000 - - - -
1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7000 18200 22500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-3---4-----8
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Total----------1-3---4-----8
 ----------13 %-38 %---50 %----- 
1844 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/23/2006 NGC PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 19135 $9,200.00
8/13/2006 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5024 $13,800.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 168 $71,875.00
10/8/2014 NGC PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4597 $14,687.50
9/5/2019 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1299/Lot# 4588 $22,800.00


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